Does my Insurance Cover Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 4, 2014
Insurance questions are always near the top of a patient’s mind when considering surgery and other treatment options. One of the most common questions we get in our office is:
Will my insurance cover the cost of my minimally invasive spine surgery?
This is our topic for today’s post – insurance issues as they relate to spine surgery. Read on to learn about the factors that influence insurance coverage for spine surgery, and see if your plan covers minimally invasive surgery.
Health Insurance Coverage & Spine Surgery
Health insurance plans vary wildly in terms of costs, benefits, deductibles, out of pocket expenses, and which particular procedures are covered. As a result it is difficult to give a “one-size-fits-all” answer to this question. It is important to familiarize yourself with the particulars of your health insurance plan – specifically what it covers, and whether your physician is in your network.
If you have questions about your policy, your health insurance carrier is a good place to start. We can also help answer any of your insurance questions as they relate to minimally invasive spine surgery with Dr. Sinicropi.
Other Factors to Consider
There are also other factors to consider that may impact who pays for your spinal procedure. For example, if you require surgery due to an injury sustained on the job, the procedure may be covered by your employer’s workers compensation insurance. Again, this is highly dependent on each patient’s situation. But be sure to discuss insurance and payment questions with your physician and their administrative staff. For more information on how much spine surgery costs, read our previous blog.
If you have any other questions about whether or not your spine surgery is covered under your health insurance plan, contact our office directly and we will be happy to answer any of your questions. Call our office toll free at 800.234.1826.